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be held for questioning under the law of war. i'm asking this administration to leave on the table the option if the evidence warrants to designate this i had as an enemy combatcombatant. >> john: meanwhile other critics are wondering if the fbi did not do enough to investigate tamer tamerian. among those are republican new york congressman peter king. >> the fbi has given information as being potential terrorists, they don't look at them and then they carry out murders after this. what went wrong. >> john: but jay carney insisted that the fbi had done its job. >> the fbi followed up on the information that it received about tamerian tsarnaev. they investigated him thoroughly and did not find terrorism domestic or foreign. >> joining us a counter counterterrorism expert welcome back to "viewpoint." >> thanks, good to be here. >> john: happy to have you. one suspect is dead and the other is captured and may be communicating with police. what are the big outstanding questions that still need to be answered at this point. >> the first question you're going to ask are there accomplices
, and it should likely be a death penalty case under federal law. i believe that the federal confidence in doing this at this time is extraordinary. >> cenk: all right, beth what are your thoughts here? any reason to call him an enemy combatant, are you in favor or opposed to it. >> well, it's not my opinion it's the law. he's not an enemy combatant. he's captureed on american soil. it has to be shown that he was in control or in concert with an foreign enemy. in this case it didn't meet that standard, so the law took care of itself. >> cenk: that's true. they called jose pedea made up how he was a dirty bomber and then later when they were forced to go to trial they said, yeah, well, turns out he wasn't a dirty bomber, but he was doing other things not related to us, but still terror, and he's in jail now but isn't that the problem, kevin, when you trust people to the government to just label the people enemy combatant correctly, that's not again the american system. >> in that case he was actually in a military prison and was actually transferred to a miami federal prison. you're right jay car
is already banned by federal law and this law banned it again. it's doubly banned. in the bill the registry is not allowed. on top of it, if a government official tries to do a gun registry it's a felony punishable by 15 years. how clear do they have to be but nonetheless the nra lied about it, and the bill failed. shayna and hermela aregawi and michael shure joining us from "the war room." there is always someone in "the war room." >> i try to remind people that every single day. today it's just me. >> cenk: good, good. i like to see that someone is in the war room, and michael shure. >> or somebody. >> cenk: michael, let me start with you on this one. man, it looks like to be fair to president obama and joe biden they really wanted this. they tried hard, and they still couldn't get it. >> it was plainly obvious how badly they wanted it. you saw a real attachment to these families by the president. you said it right a moment ago this was, in fact, a filibuster. the cowards on the democratic side and red states who don't hear 90%. mother teresa less popular than background checks. kittens a
. >> this gun bill is open to amendments including any state obey other state's concealed carry laws. that got more votes on the gun bill. given democrats couldn't even get this to work, does it feel like the whole bill was doomed to the start? >> which makes you wond whrer they counted noses properly back in january. remember, it was after the horrific events in connecticut. there was an emotional moment and maybe the president said look, i know the votes aren't there. we're going to build and build and build just as the votes aren't there for healthcare initially. maybe he said we've got work to do. i'm not going to shy away from the fight. it does make you wonder whether on an issue like gun control they should have said earlier on, guys where are the votes? who do we need to work on? how do we get pryor and heitkamp? >> john: i know god forbid they find out the gun used to kill the mit cop was purchased illegally. it will be politicized all over again. i want to switch gears briefly because i can't keep you for the full hour. the rating agency, standard & poors, our old friend they want to
sometimes happens there are well-meaning people in law enforcement who may have information that isn't wholly vetted or accurate at the time and a well-meaning journal list runs with something they legitimately think is a good story. >> michael: let's talk about the story itself. what do we know at this time, brian? >> we don't know much. and that's why -- you know, i always find myself talking myself out of being on television, which is fine. we know the type of device. we know the location. we know that there's a lot of video and film that is going to be gone through, and it is really meticulous. i was at the oklahoma city bombing trial, and what struck me was the level of detail that officers went to trying to piece together evidence, and that sometimes appears to give you a false positive and oftentimes the media genuinely well intended will run with something when it is a red herring or incomplete. >> michael: let's talk about some of that then. they reportedly have video that they think shows the suspect, but they don't know who he is. how can investigato
there will be quite a bit of evidence coming across to law enforcement and into intelligence. >> john: law enforcement is not convince that there is any link with the fire at the jfk library, and in a day full with speculation, much of it biased i applaud your caution on this. could this device point to one type of suspect over another? >> i don't think it can point to one. what we have here is is there is a tendency as individual details come across to say all right what does this detail imply about the suspect or potential bomber. so let's look at what we got here. we've got a situation in which the bomb did not take place at the time of finish. it took out two hours afterwards where the people have left the grandstand, the international racers have already finished and were away. did that raise questions about competence or on purpose? we have multiple explosions. the question is going to be is there more than one person involved? is it a group? is it a lone person? then the quality of the explosive. that would point to someone who is less sophisticated rather than more sophisticated. then you want
this that this defense of the second amendment, which i can't understand, and i have taught constitutional law for 39 years, and i still don't understand how they are defining the words second amendment. >> stephanie: yeah, any other country you go against what 90% of the people want you have a cue. >> caller: i am one of the angry ones. >> stephanie: yeah. it's beyond disappointed -- >> disappointed! >> stephanie: yeah, and even the president said what else can you do except show up at the ballot box at this point. it's just stunning -- >> and i think this should be the end of the 50-state strategy, because he need real democrats. >> obama: the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> stephanie: that's what got me the most. despite emotional pleas from the families of victims of the shootings in newtown, and brood public support, the bill failed 54-46. visibly -- a visibly angry obama that was -- he talked about -- we already played that clip. it being a shameful day for washington. he said sooner or later we're going to get it right, the memories of these child
of the -- i suppose as you imply, the good things of law enforcement, but the horror for the rest of us we have all seen this video because you are seeing it live, and then chris was saying at one point you wanted to say stop posting pictures of people with no limbs, and there's so much video record already, that you are right, it may help in a law enforcement sense, but we're all still absorbing -- the 8-year-old boy who was killed his father was running in the marathon. >> uh-huh, and he was waiting at the finish line. >> and the photos it would be whatever information people would have from before the explosions. maybe you have a picture of somebody putting something somewhere. that's what they are looking for now, video, or audio, or photographs that people may have taken not knowing they were taking the picture of something. there is going to be a news conference at 9:30 eastern, and we'll keep an eye on that. >> stephanie: my ex grew up partially in israel and it is interesting how they are trained to look for any of that for any kind of suspicious like you said
about the zoning laws in texas? >> stephanie: lack of government regulation! they had like a zillion times more -- than you're allowed to have and how many feet from a school! >> a school and a nursing home! that shouldn't happen! >> stephanie: i can't remember the number. i'll get to it. hello! that's rand paul's libertarian pair dice. fertilizer plant with however many tons you want. >> near an active fault zone. >> stephanie: hmm? anyway so obviously lots of breaking news left and right. you were saying the latest i guess is that the -- dzhokhar. i feel like i'm in the cone head sketch. dzhokhar. he is responding to written questions. he's not talking yet. >> he has a wound in their neck. they're not sure if it was self-inflicted. a tube down his neck but he can write. so he is answering questions. >> stephanie: so no word about what we're finding out or not so far. but anyway, so far from dzhokhar. sorry. i'm a little punchy from last week. >> that was a help of a news newsweek. >> like the onion said, cheese us this week. >> stephanie: really? what else now. speaking of what els
on speculation. letting law enforcement do its job. this is very hard to do. we all want the answers. no one wants those answers more than family members but it's more important to get this right rather than lunch towards the first possible answer. i'm proud of people that they've shown that patience. >> michael: it's worth underscoring that. thank you for mentioning that. remember it took two years until we learned that eric rudolph was responsible for the bombing in atlanta. we're lucky to have tim walsh from mit security studies program. thank you for coming to the war room. >>> all washington could talk about were immigration and guns. how quickly things can change. still these are potentially game-changing bills and they come down to the wire. we'll have the latest on the political front right here after the break. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm g
has now been arrested. >> i was told by a boston law enforcement source, we've got him. >> bill: we got him john king said and not only that, he even identified -- not identified, he described, he described this mystery man who had been arrested. >> federal law enforcement source says an arrest has been made based on two different videos showing a video of the suspect. a dark-skinned male placing a package at the second explosion site and backing away. >> bill: you know he had to be a dark-skinned man. right? exactly. john king. wrong on both counts. no arrest. no dark skin. no, we got him. no nothing. what they did find is from the video, they have some video from a lord & taylor department store looking across the street at a male who was wearing a big backpack and puts the pack back down and runs away when the first blast is heard up the street. that's giving police some very good leads plus the pieces of the backpack that they found and the pieces of the pressure cooker that they found. and they're working on the case. but the media can't wait. they just can't. and then cnn repo
will prosecute this terrorist through our civil system of justice. under u.s. law united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. and since 9/11 we have used the federal court system to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists. >> stephanie: yeah, bill clinton was doing a pretty good job of that until george bush came in -- >> he mucked it up. >> you are welcome america. got rid of that surplus. >> stephanie: i was reading the parade magazine piece, on the libary. >> stephanie: yeah, i have a libary, and he hopes he will be remembered as an honest guy. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: kind of the guy that lied us into iraq, but okay. an honest guy? that's the first thing he threw out there. i said this yesterday, he can't be charged -- lindsay, lindsay, talking to you. well-known southern bell he is an american citizen, you can't. >> and peter king is trying to move the goal post by saying the brought the battlefield to america. no, he's an american citizen -- >> he doesn't have an american name, because then -- because he talks weird with a weird accen
and so many aspects of what we witnessed over the weekend up in boston. extraordinary work by our law enforcement authorities up there, and everybody can sleepel illy knowing that both of the suspects, one dead and the other in custody. we started out friday morning on that story and continue with that story here today with dan henning, and peter ogburn. >> hey hey hey. >> alicia cruz has the phones j. and siprion bolling has got us on camera again this morning on current tv. thank you, is siprion. so it was watching boston come back to life was exciting and they know how to do it up there, right? so they had to cancel the red sox game on friday. >> yeah. >> bill: so saturday they made at it huge celebration -- >> it was amazing how they started to celebrate on friday night when they apprehended this second suspect. it's rare that you see a genuine parade where people pour out of their houses -- as the police were leaving people were lining the streets applauding. >> bill: yeah, as they were leaving the area where the home and the boat in the back of that house and
. there's a lot going on today. first, the latest out of boston. federal law enforcement officials say the bombs that killed three people and wounded at least 176 17 critically, at the finish line of monday's marathon were explosives made from pressure cookers filled with metal and ball bearings and carried in backpacks. the fbi and homeland security are circulating photos of the device remains to figure out where the components came from. no word yet on what may have triggered those blasts. and so far no clue as to who's responsible or why. security has been high at the funeral of margaret thatcher. the former british prime minister funeral being held today at st. paul's cathedral in london. more than 2,000 mourners representing at least 170 countries turned out to pay respects to before britain's first female prime minister known as the iron lady. queen elizabeth and her husband prince phillip attended along with henry kissinger dick cheney and former house speaker newt gingrich. thatcher suffered a stroke on april 8th and died at the age of 87. she will be cremated and buried privat
ammunition magazines, we have the toughest gun laws and the lowest fatality in the nation. this isn't a mystery. if you want to lower injuries and deaths do what massachusetts has done. if you want to raise deaths and injuries do nothing, which is what the congress has done. kim ruing and john rosenthal thank you so much this evening. i know we'll be talking about this in the future. we're pleased to be joined by rolling stone editor, the great tim dickinson. they called today a shameful day in washington. >> it's a shameful day for democracy when you have 90% of americans foiled by the senate. what kind of a democracy do we live in when we can't have an up or down vote that on something that has 90% support in the country. >> john: president obama also said that this marked only round one in the fight for gun control legislation. let me ask you tim what do you think comes next specifically for gun control legislation more universally. >> well, i don't think that manchin-toomey has much of a future unless there is an soap-like up rising on the twitter. but americans are distracted.
-mailed to law enforcement. so we should put it on the front cover. that's exactly what we're talking about. noah was saying before the ideas there is no precedent, there is no recent precedent. you said at 9/11, of course there is precedent saying about what they did, all the things that they said about muslim americans. how many reasonable people you know say i got on a plane and there were arabs on the plane and these are reasonable people in the wake of 9/11. whether it's human reflex or not, it happens and not only did it happen in recent history it happened yesterday on the new york post. they're excited to inflame. it's irresponsible that they should public page six as an one sheet and forget the whole paper paper. >> cenk: it's also partly a matter of numbers. noah, look the country is as a majority white. you're not going to get on a plane, to go along with michael's story and say oh, my god, there is a white guy next to me. as a matter of numbers you would never say that. but now the reality is there is a billion muslims in the world but not in america. and if 9/11 was a muslim guy and
almost going door to door. we are watching s.w.a.t. teams and other law enforcement, following up on tips checking out residents in the area. we just don't know where this person is right now. >> bill: do we know anything more? peter, you were just mentioning if we can run, peter ogburn our producers in studio here had just had a report from pete williams, i guess, from nbc. >> pete williams from nbc is reporting that these gentlemen are legal, permanent residents. they have been in the country for at least a year. so they could possibly be from turkey or czechoslavakia or check knee czhenia. >> with the cools in the area they have been there on a student visa or who knows? >> that's very possible. : during the press briefing today, boston fwlooeings commissioner, edward davis says he believes the circulating nurse expect who was killed and probably the other suspect as well is indeed a terrorist and that they were in fact, and i quote, they believe this man to this man to be here to kill people. whether he is part of a terrorist group or not, stand b
surrounding areas continue to be told to stay inside their homes and not just anybody except law enforcement. one of the two suspects in the bombing was killed last night in an exchange of gunfire with police, the other suspect in a stolen vehicle apparently escaped although police believe they may have cornered him in watertown. before the shootout and chase, the suspects who are apparently brothers, told police officer on the campus of mit, police officials say the deadly drama began last night when the two brothers apparently from chec chechnia, held up a 7/11, then shot a police, and made contact. the man was identified always the boston bombing suspect. appeared to throw several suspects at the cars. one of the suspects left the car and escaped, the other was traifly injured. this morning officials including the governor cautioning everybody to be very careful and again here is what the governor today early this morning. >> suspect one is dead suspect two is on the run. we have an mbta officer who is serious wounded and in surgery right now, we have an mit securi
with international law. so are these drone strikes illegal? do you believe? >> these drone strikes the way they're being carried out is illegal. >> bill: that's a pretty bold statement. the united states is breaking the law. >> well, the only time the united states, outside a battlefield area the only time the united states or any country can use lethal force against someone is in self-defense. and what we know from a leaked document, a leaked legal document that is called the white paper. they have this view of what self-defense means. a view of self-defense is not -- would not be recognized by any court in the united states and no court in the world. it basically says that the test for self-defense is you have to be stopping an imminent threat. but here they're saying imminent does not mean it is about to happen. imminent just means there's some kind of pattern of behavior. >> bill: some day you think it might happen. >> yeah. >> bill: i think it is extremely important issue. i'm glad you're out in front. i think we've got to keep the pressure on and not only be careful about those drones ove
or what the hell is going on there? >> yeah. it really is disturbing just the timing of it. so far, law enforcement officials don't seem to think that there is a connection here apparently this was mailed sort of snail mail so it would have been mailed before the bombs. but there is not a disconcerting answer -- risin has been used many years by the russians, for example, to assassinate opponents. the get news here is that the screening system works and was identified. >> bill: 20 minutes after the hour now, brian bender is with us a national securitier for the boston globe. follow him @boston.com. now is the time to get your questions and comments in or give us a call at 866-55-press. what does all of this mean? and does it mean that we ought to think about maybe avoiding big public event did like this? we don't want to live in fear. 866-55-press. >> heard around the country, and seen on current tv, this is "the bill press show." [ music ] >>connect with "full court press with bill press" at facebook.com/billpressshow and on twitter at bpshow. >>i believe pe
police officer woke up the next day a criminal. because the new law wasn't written to exclude police officers. it was a laughably bad piece of legislation. >> john: incredibly popular one as well. >> well, you know. what does that say? >> john: let me bring dean in. you're a muslim. i don't know if i can trust you yet. those on the right tried to politicize -- i can only imagine what kind of day it was for you yesterday emotionally because i was reading the same twitter you were. a lot of our friends on the right tried to politicize the attack. >> one in particular. >> john: there was a lot of embarrassing stuff out there. based on a "new york post" very early report that a saudi national was the suspect steve king of iowa said... >> john: laura ingraham and others echoed the need to look at immigration. it remains absolutely zero evidence this act was perpetrated by anyone from another country. isn't this the same kind of an exploitation to advance a completely separate political agenda? >> it is. steve king is a jackass. i don't like him or louie gohmert, all of the right wing -- >
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